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About Denver Health

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Denver Health is a comprehensive, integrated organization providing level one care for all, regardless of ability to pay. Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care at Denver Health. One in three children in Denver is cared for by Denver Health physicians as well.

As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health has provided billions of dollars in uncompensated care. Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality health care system serving as a model for other safety net institutions across the nation.

Denver Health Mission

  • Provide access to the highest quality health care, whether for prevention, or acute and chronic diseases, regardless of ability to pay;
  • Provide life-saving emergency medicine and trauma services to Denver and the Rocky Mountain region;
  • Fulfill public health functions as dictated by the Denver Charter and the needs of the citizens of Denver;
  • Provide health education for patients;
  • Participate in the education of the next generation of health care professionals; and
  • Engage in research, which enhances our ability to meet the health care needs of Denver Health system patients

Denver Health Vision

  • To be the healthiest community in the United States.

Denver Health Values Statement

Our values are centered on Trust, Respect and Excellence and we strive to put the patient at the center of everything we do:

  • We promise to treat patients, visitors and each other with courtesy, dignity and respect.
  • We promise to solve problems through teamwork and good communication.
  • We promise to strive for excellence through continuous improvement and innovation.
  • We promise to use our time, talent and resources responsibly and effectively.
  • We promise to do what’s right.
  • We believe in keeping our promises.

An Innovative Healthcare System

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Healthy Business Certified Leader

Denver Health has been recognized by Health Links™ as a Healthy Business Leader. This certification recognizes that Denver Health has met an evidence-based set of benchmarks and promotes our organization as a champion for health, safety and well-being in the industry and community. Our vision is to create a thriving organizational culture of workplace well-being which focus on four key areas to include Physical & Environmental, Social & Community, Mental & Emotional, and Financial.


Colorado Healthy Hospital Compact

In 2016, The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment awarded Denver Health with Silver Status in the Colorado Healthy Hospital Compact. The Colorado Healthy Hospital Compact is an agreement between Colorado hospitals to protect and promote the health of patients, families, visitors and employees by improving the nutritional environment. Denver Health is continuously improving the nutritional offerings by way of healthier food, beverages, marketing and breastfeeding support to create a culture and organization that promotes health. Denver Health is proud to be involved with this program which supports our vision to make Denver the healthiest community in the United States.


Denver Health and Hospital Authority

Denver Health and Hospital Authority (the “Authority”) was created by the Colorado legislature as a body corporate and political subdivision of the State of Colorado pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes § 25-29-101, et seq. (the “Act”). The Authority began operations on January 1, 1997 after having separated from the City and County of Denver (“the City”). On January 1, 1997, the City transferred substantially all of the healthcare programs, services and facilities of the City’s former Department of Health and Hospitals to the Authority. The Authority is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors that is responsible for the operation of the Authority’s health system, including the Denver Health Medical Center.